As of today, Michael Fossati and his Spirit of House website are represented on the ever growing networking community MySpace. You can find their page here.

CDM Chicago, NFP presents MOVE! - the 2006 Chicago International House Music Festival being held on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. The new lakefront outdoor venue Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island will house the event from 1 PM to 11PM. The venture between CDM and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Tourism (IBOT) will showcase the genre of House music which was cultivated in the city of Chicago.

"The Chicago International House Music Festival is sure to provide a fun-filled weekend for music lovers," said Jan Kostner, IBOT Deputy Director.


Ever wondered how Vinyl Records are made? Then these two shorts videos are for you:

This is from a Discovery Channel presentation.

Defected Records have some hot releases ready to drop soon:

  • Defected D-Fused & Digital - the first Defected digital compilaton and mix, to be complemented by a limited edition double-CD
  • Eivissa 06 - a sun-drenched collection of latin rhythms and global grooves - the balearic sound of Ibiza.

They also just started promotion for the remixes of "The way you love me" by Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz featuring Marc Evans. The package includes the massive Dimitri from Paris remix, a fantastic Tom Moulton re-edit, and brand new mixes by David Penn and Sergio Flores. Also included is the classic original version.

FASHIONFM, an internet radio station from Italy, will feature a mix from the Spirit of House "Miami 2006 Mixes" series next weekend from midnight of Saturday April 22nd to 1 AM on Sunday April 23rd (times are CET).

Go here to find out more about the various shows you can listen to on this radio station.

Tempogroove is the new venture from UK production outfit Graham Lord & Adam Unsworth collectively known as the Audiowhores. After a wealth of production & remixes for the likes of Soulfuric, MN2S, Look at You, MAP Dance & Peppermint Jam.. the duo have finally given in to demand, and launched their very own label – Tempogroove Recordings is born.

In consideration of the rumour circulating we want to communicate that UDM Show and UDM Show LIVE! will go on.

We want to thank Armando Gomez for all his engagement and power he has put in creating and evolving UDM Show to what it is now and wish him all the best for his future career.

Mark Stone and Valentino - Lelle and Ralphie - Basel City and The World will still contribute to keep House Music alive.

For more information check their website.

If you live in the Toronto area in Canada, bookmark Saturday April 1st in your calender as Michael Fossati will be there for an exclusive set at the Winter Music Conference Edition 2006 party.

Yaow, yaow, yaow… Everyone deadlining at the same time with the aim to have everything ready at the right time, which is… next week, in case you would have forgotten!!! Same situation for us here on IDMW.Com with the last answers to the questions addressed to some of the Miami attendees on their way to our mailbox. As a result this week might be seen as the calm before the storm editorially speaking although you’re not to be left alone. We’ve provided you with a selection of the best Miami events as far as our perspective is concerned titled Miami 2006 (Best Time Out). Also in the pipeline is a feature with Ultra Nate’s guest this Friday. I guess some of you may already have an idea. On the review front, we welcome Stalwart A&R man Olivier Velay makin’ his debut with a new column titled Tried & Tested. Meanwhile our InDaMix section which will be entering its 4th year in activity right after the Miami gathering adds a bit of x-tra noise around some of the latest releases to date…

Finally, the new official website of Tony Humphries has been launched: Tony Records. Mixshows, MP3 Online Store, Forum - you all find it there.

Another 2 weeks and… Well I guess you coming regularly to this site should have an idea about the rest. At least as far as Miami is concerned. As for the rest, it’s another story soon to be revealed, like the subject of this week’s feature (eurgh… someone hailing from Chicago, I’ve been said!!!) as well as the thema of our Politics Of Dancing column. But shush, let’s put the words/lyrics aside with our Issue#113 goin’ (instru)mental under the Back2DaRoots banner.

Oops by the way, big ups to Canadian lighting designer/photographer Hugh Conacher for allowing us to come up with this wonderful pic of his as an illustration to this week's display ( No doubt how this man should love music as well…

The Souljerz Records catalog is now available for digital download at Clickgroove, a UK based digitial music store specialising in soulful dance music and cutting edge grooves.

The next release from Souljerz Records will be "Taxi vibes" by DJ AJ Summers.